Friday, May 29, 2009

Spring to Finish...3 More Days

We've got three more days in the May Spring to Finish Challenge. The challenge ends midnight on the 31st. Be sure to come by and comment on Monday's post to tell your number of finishes. I have part of the prize ready, but I need to make the rest this weekend. Can you get one more finish this weekend? You can do it!

I finished this baby quilt last night. The block is from this tutorial. The quilting was inspired by Sarah of MightyMom fame. She commented that the one heart looked lonely all by itself, so I tried to use the quilting to make the connection between that new little life and the exisiting family. How's that for some deep symbolism? Or it's just a bunch of cute little hearts.
The back and binding are a pink, flowered reproduction fabric. I inserted a couple of blocks on the back made from scraps from the hearts. I do love a little surprise on the back of a quilt.
I'm back to working on the Project Improv quilts. I should have 6 more tops ready to send to the quilters either today or tomorrow. This stack is ready to have bindings matched to them and sewn on. My friend Vicki, of Sew Inspired, has been helping hand sew bindings. She has 3 done and is ready for more. Thanks Vicki...you are the best!
I admit I haven't been to the Project Improv flickr group in awhile. I'm going to cruise by this weekend and see what you all have been creating. Maybe we should have a little quilt show of our improv projects? I'll have a Project Improv update sometime next week.

Thanks so much for your kind words about Jon's graduation quilt. For those of you who asked, yes, he liked it. I think he appreciated the extra work that went into saving it too.

Have a wonderful weekend!

29 comments:

amandajean said...

such a pretty pile of improv quilts! i'm going to try to squeeze in one more finish, too. but that means i'm going to have to get busy!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I would happily help with bindings... if it didn't cost a fortune to ship the quilts back and forth!

Alissa said...

Love the hearts! And I can't wait to see more finished Improv quilts... they are all so beautiful!

silversmith said...

3 more days? i knew it already, but your reminder brings it back to reality. i won't have as many finishes as i hoped for, but i'll have one more tonight and should have the binding done on the QOV for another.

i love the bright colors of the project improv quilts. it's sunny and cheerful.

connie said...

AHHHHH!!! I have not done so well and have had company for the last 3 weekends and again this weekend. Too many sheets and towels to launder and bathrooms to clean! I will have to see what I can do monday:-)....

Sherri said...

Wow 3 more days...unbelievable...where did May go? I actually have finished a few things in May...a little more binding to do, and my number will be higher! But I think I've started more than I've finished!

Jaime said...

LOL, 2 of the projects I'm hoping to finish (or mostly finish) are a quilt and a quilted table runner. I need to finish them in time for my mom's visit since she likes sewing the binding and I hate it!

em's scrapbag said...

Love your baby quilt. Great sybolism. The stack of quilts is fabulous! I have a quilt to quilt this weekend, think I can finish it?

jaybird said...

i never officially joined spring to finish but i've been trying to work on finishing more old projects instead of new ones and may has been very productive. thanks for the inspiration!

jovaliquilts said...

I'm so excited to see the Project Improv blocks coming together!

Stephanie said...

Not only do I enjoy your block and fabric choices but I'm always delighted to see your quilting designs too.

Katy said...

the heart quilt looks wonderful, I love it so much!

I have 2 finishes and I am going all out to get one more done. Can I do it? Not if I sit here all night!!!!!

MightyMom said...

ooo I inspired quilting!!

that's going on my resume! :-)

it's perfect by the way. and those improv quilts are looking great.


I'm furiously trying to get these flowers done by Sun...we'll see. so far I'm almost 1/4 of the way there

nicolette said...

Lovely hearts quilt! I wish I lived nearby, I would hop over to stitch bindings of the improv quilts!

3 more days...

Dena said...

I like your baby quilt and the vivid colors of your improv quilts are beautiful.

One Flew Over said...

Gorgeous baby quilt!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you have been so busy, I love the baby quilt. I did not do to well with the Spring to Finish, all I got done was one, but better than none. thanks for the nudge!!!

~D Spack~ said...

Yup, I think I'll get 3 more finishes this weekend! yeah and I love your hearts quilt, sweet. The project quilts are so colorful, yummy. You're the best Jacquie, I mean it!

Kim said...

That is such a sweet baby quilt. And seeing the pile of Project Improv quilts just brought such a smile to my face -- what happy colors!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...
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Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Jacquie, I understand the baby quilt. My daughter has 3 girls and I could see this for the 4th one. They want more but not anytime soon.
Jon's quilt turned out great and that was so sad about the block tearing. He will cherish this always.
I had to delete what I wrote above, boy I need to go to bed.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

bellsjo said...

the project improv quilts look stunning! i should be able to declare a few finishes on monday - yipeee!

Kaari said...

I just love your work and your tutorials. Gave me ideas what to do. I was lucky to find you. Thank you.

Shasta said...

What a sweet quilt! It looks wonderful.

Vicki W said...

The baby quilt is adorable!

Judy S. said...

Love the hearts, Jacquie. Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Judy said...

I have my vount ready to post on Monday! First...the graduation quilt is fabulous! The Improv quilts are stunning in that cute pile and the baby quilt is so sweet!

Thanks for doing the Spring to Finish, again, it got me off the block and got some long waiting finishes done!

Amanda said...

I got one project finished and blogged about it today. I wanted to get more done, but that didn't happen.

I love the baby quilt. The project improv quilts look great.

Rebekah said...

these project improv quilts are so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for putting such a great project together!